Second WVU football player tests positive for COVID-19

WOAY – West Virginia University athletics announced Saturday that a second football player has tested positive for COVID-19, and will go into self-isolation for 14 days.

WVU had originally reported a first positive case in the team last Monday.

In a statement, the athletic department says, “As part of the department’s health and safety protocol, contact tracing procedures were initiated and identified additional football student-athletes who could have been exposed to the virus by this player. Those additional student-athletes will also be mandated to self-quarantine per the department’s plan.”

Voluntary workouts had started June 15 for football players who had previously tested negative. West Virginia’s season opener is scheduled for September 5 in Atlanta against Florida State. The Big 12 Conference’s annual media days will be conducted virtually next month.